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    Gateway Apartments spreads love and care to the elderly ‘Knitting for the Elderly 2020’


    Gateway Apartments’ annual social initiative, “Knitting for the Elderly”, has been running for the past nine years during the Christmas period to show their care for senior citizens.  Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Volunteers of Residents and Associate Members of the Gateway Apartments have found alternative ways to help those in need with their passion and resilience in the face of adversity. Total 105 hand-made Scarves and Goodies Bag (containing surgical masks, hand sanitizer, vacuum cup and snacks) are being distributed directly to Salvation Army Wah Fu Centre for Senior Citizens by the Salvation Army staff.

    “To protect senior citizens and reduce risk of infection, elderly homes have restricted visitation from outsiders and practice social distancing in the elderly centers.  Nevertheless, we would like to show our care by sending the hand-knitted scarves to each elderly member to make them feel being concerned and deliver positive energy to them during the current pandemic. Each scarf was disinfected by UVC LED light before packing. In addition to the hand-knitted scarves, we also provide personal protective supplies including facemasks and hand sanitizer to help protecting them going through this difficult time. It was our pleasure to donate our time, money and resources to help the more vulnerable group in the community and our action was much appreciated by the elderly.” Mr. Ronald Loges, General Manager of Gateway Apartments added.